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SP33Demon

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I'm skipping Joy because I freaking loathed Silver Linings Playbook and Joy looks like the same movie. Not a huge David O'Russell or JLaw fan either.

KT
Nah, JLaw and BCoop
aren't romantically together, just business partners. Plus he doesn't dominate the movie, he's in it only in certain scenes. JLaw is the main character.
The movie does drag in some scenes but I thought it overall captured how hard Joy had to work to achieve success and she didn't give up when
dealt situations that would probably fold other people like bankruptcy after taking out a 2nd mortgage on her house to fund her idea
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Pandasaurus

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Just finished watching S1 of Dark Matter on Netflix... 9/10 so far. If you haven't seen it, and are considering it... DO NOT READ ANY COMMENTS, REVIEW, OR NETFLIX SYNOPSIS. They give away SO much detail that is critical to the plot, and ruins the episode if you already know the information. Things like "this person dies" or "this person isn't who you think they are". Well, thank you for telling me the most critical moment of the entire episode (or season) ahead of time. It's much more entertaining that way. :rolleyes:
 

DigDog

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Zoolander (1)

Absolutely perfect; couldn't change a word or a page in the script without making it worse.
Perfect pacing, some of the best casting ever, great framing, full of great dialogue and ideas, funny, well produced.

9/10
 

zinfamous

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Jul 12, 2006
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Joy - 8.5/10

This is the movie females should be using as an example to look for a role model, not star wars. JLaw and BCoop had fantastic performances and Deniro provided the extra humor. Since I'm in the process of patenting something, I thought this movie was superb. If only we all had the cajones to take big risks like Joy did with her invention. Docking it some for the story because there were some "yeah right" moments like
letting her rival half sister be a part of the company and make important fiscal unilateral decisions without her, and her sneaking through a vent into the factory with the patent paperwork just sitting there waiting to be discovered.
But all in all a very solid flick for anyone who wants to improve society with a product they have created.
Agreed, Joy was great. I like David O Russel flicks in general, even though Silver Linings and this are a bit more mainstream, there is still a bit of dry, non-mainstream humor to these like in earlier DoR flicks. Also think Jennifer Lawrence's character here is a nice role model.

I liked Joy more than The Revanent--it actually had a story to tell, even though I do enjoy Revenge flicks.

Moonrise Kingdom - 9/10 - What a movie by Wes Anderson. Totally captured the innocence and drama that kids experience but in his own way. Also showed how kids without their parents' support (or there at all) can be impacted and that they'll seek attention in other ways. The cinematography was awesome as his films usually are, from vertical scrolling through the house to the lighting and music (like the storm). You really feel for these kids who get dealt some crappy problems like
being sent to an orphanage since your foster parents no longer want you or knowing that your parent is having an affair
.
Yeah, I had been waiting for Wes Anderson to finally put out another Royal Tennenbaums/Rushmore/Bottlerocket, and he finally did with Moonrise Kingdom. It was his best since those flicks, but then Grand Budapest came out more recently, which I think is his best film now. I still prefer Royal Tennenbaums, but GBH is just a brilliant piece of cinema.
 

A Casual Fitz

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Zoolander (1)

Absolutely perfect; couldn't change a word or a page in the script without making it worse.
Perfect pacing, some of the best casting ever, great framing, full of great dialogue and ideas, funny, well produced.

9/10
I watched this again about 6 months ago. I couldn't agree more.
 
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The only issue I have with Zoolander is that it gets boring towards the very end. But for a movie that is solid for the first 90%, I agree that 9/10 is an appropriate rating.
 

DaveSimmons

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Zoolander (1)

Absolutely perfect; couldn't change a word or a page in the script without making it worse.
Perfect pacing, some of the best casting ever, great framing, full of great dialogue and ideas, funny, well produced. 9/10
Agreed. I love a comedy like Zoolander and Airplane! where they create a surreal world and then find the humor from living in that world instead of making humorless pop culture "parody" references. No. I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.

Secret Life of Walter Mitty - 8/10 - (Ben Stiller version) - not a remake or reimaging of the Danny Kaye classic, it's a completely different film loosely inspired by the short story. Funny, sweet, and with some amazing location photography. It's a good one to watch on blu-ray instead of low bitrate streaming.
 

SP33Demon

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Jun 22, 2001
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Zoolander was incredibly funny and I'm kind of sentimental about it since people used to call me a certain name because of it at the time. Yes, I used to be a male model as a kid (print ads/commercials for clothing) so my buddies are never going to let me live that one down (even though my parents made me do it). But yeah, one of my favorite movies of all time so I'd give it a 10/10 since it reminds me of a few years of childhood and how dumb fashion is.
 

DigDog

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In The Heart Of The Sea http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1390411/reference

here is my argument: HotS shows people being just as miserable, poor and hurt as The Revenant does, except it does so IN COLOR!
Would the revenant really be worse if they tried to inject some life into it?

The story of the Essex Nantucket, whaling ship commandeered by the incompetent Cpt. Pollard, gets wrecked by the sea, and finally sunk by Moby Dick. The few survivors make they slow way back with the experienced First Mate Chase at the lead, through starvation and cannibalism, to port and to reveal the truth about their expedition and their captain, Pollard.

I enjoyed this overtly long film (yet varied enough to keep my attention), due to the multitude of colorful characters, the gorgeous settings (the ship is beautiful), the fairly solid acting, and good production.
The revenant tries some more fancy camerawork, while HotS keeps it simple, and is far friendlier to the audience than Leo's Bear Butt-Rape* film. The various changes of pace in HotS are also welcome, and while Revenant's constant increasing of tension is an acceptable way to tell a story, i found HotS's two hours to go by faster and more pleasantly. I find both films lacking in content.

*joke

I would recommend In The Heart Of The Sea to anyone who think they're in the mood for a "serious" film, but do not want to commit to something too intense, say, "Nightcrawler". It's also a fairly good documentary, and imho that's its biggest audience draw.
7/10, same as revenant, more fun, but less pain.
 

Kev

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Spectre 4/10 This film actually made me mad because it was a god awful rubbish. How do you go from wholesome gritty Casino Royale to this cartoony piece of crap? I couldn't roll my eyes harder during that whole 'this is why I'm evil' speech cliche.

Also why did the entire complex blow up? What the fvck?

My folks were visiting me and together we wasted about 3 hours on this piece of trash film.
This movie was a flaming pile of crap. I fell asleep 3 times during it.

The villain is literally
dr. evil
. I could not believe that.

Also, I loved when
Bond escaped the crater hideout by shooting about 10 inept guards from no cover, then the entire base randomly explodes when he and the new love of his life who he just met 3 days ago look on from afar
 

gorcorps

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first victim was The Revenant,

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Of all the actors in the film, Leo was by far the worse. Not terrible, but everyone else was better than him.. also, the part is severely limited in scope, due to most of his dialogue being grunts and screams. He ain't winnin no oscar with this.
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Came in here to say I liked Deadpool, but saw this and thought it quite funny now
 

Svnla

Lifer
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Dead Pool - 7/10. From all the buzz and the amount of money this film made, I was expecting a good movie (as the first Spiderman with Tobey) but it was not all that. Too much talking and the two Xmen characters were out of place (Supersonic who? and she was a bit chubby too). Love the introduction slow motion sequence and there were some nice looking action scenes.

Kung Fu Panda 3 - 7/10. This movie is getting worse and worse. Not as charming and funny as the first one. Too much "chi" this and "chi" that, similar as The Matrix. Going downhill.
 
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ImpulsE69

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Dead Pool - 7/10. From all the buzz and the amount of money this film made, I was expecting a good movie (as the first Spiderman with Tobey) but it was not all that. Too much talking and the two Xmen characters were out of place (Supersonic who? and she was a bit chubby too). Love the introduction slow motion sequence and there were some nice looking action scenes.

Kung Fu Panda 3 - 7/10. This movie is getting worse and worse. Not as charming and funny as the first one. Too much "chi" this and "chi" that, similar as The Matrix. Going downhill.
Wait..you thought the first Spiderman was good? D: Also, your rating scale is way off if 1. you rated both those movies the same and 2. 7 is not what I would consider bad by any means.
 

zinfamous

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Zoolander was incredibly funny and I'm kind of sentimental about it since people used to call me a certain name because of it at the time. Yes, I used to be a male model as a kid (print ads/commercials for clothing) so my buddies are never going to let me live that one down (even though my parents made me do it). But yeah, one of my favorite movies of all time so I'd give it a 10/10 since it reminds me of a few years of childhood and how dumb fashion is.
Blue Steel? :D
 

zinfamous

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Wait..you thought the first Spiderman was good? D: Also, your rating scale is way off if 1. you rated both those movies the same and 2. 7 is not what I would consider bad by any means.
The first Spiderman was fantastic (first 2, actually).

Defoe and Molina were damn brilliant, and I thought Maguire was the perfect Peter Parker.
 

Svnla

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Wait..you thought the first Spiderman was good? D: Also, your rating scale is way off if 1. you rated both those movies the same and 2. 7 is not what I would consider bad by any means.
The one with Tobey as Peter/Spiderman and Sam as the Director (early 2000's IIRC), NOT the remake recently with the new guy.

I did not say they were horrible bad, just "bad" as not as "good" as I expect them would be.
 
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Aikouka

Lifer
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Dead Pool - 7/10. From all the buzz and the amount of money this film made, I was expecting a good movie (as the first Spiderman with Tobey) but it was not all that. Too much talking and the two Xmen characters were out of place (Supersonic who? and she was a bit chubby too). Love the introduction slow motion sequence and there were some nice looking action scenes.
Why were the X-Men characters out of place? I mean... I'd argue that while Deadpool isn't a member of the X-Men, he's still more or less grouped with them given they're mutants. Although, I think more people associate Deadpool with Cable (most likely going to be in the sequel) or Wolverine, but the latter would probably be too expensive and Hugh would be busy with other projects (namely, the major X-Men or Wolverine films).
 

Svnla

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Why were the X-Men characters out of place? I mean... I'd argue that while Deadpool isn't a member of the X-Men, he's still more or less grouped with them given they're mutants. Although, I think more people associate Deadpool with Cable (most likely going to be in the sequel) or Wolverine, but the latter would probably be too expensive and Hugh would be busy with other projects (namely, the major X-Men or Wolverine films).
I am no Xmen expert but this is the first time I hear/watch about the Supersonic girl. The Russia Silver Iron dude I saw before in Xmen toons.

The two characters were forced into the movie IMO and only in two scenes (at the highway and at the ship yard). Even Dead Pool made a smart ass comment about how huge the mansion were but only two of them in there.

If you stay until after the credit is over, you would know who will be in the next Dead Pool.
 

SMOGZINN

Lifer
Jun 17, 2005
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I am no Xmen expert but this is the first time I hear/watch about the Supersonic girl.
That is because they took two different characters and combined them. Her name is Negasonic Teenage Warhead and in the comics she is neither a X-man nor has that exploding power, she is a telepath. The movie was written to have the X-man Cannonball, someone that has a lot more connection with Deadpool, in it but they decided they wanted a teenage goth girl for comedic effect, and they liked the name Negasonic Teenage Warhead. So, we get a mash-up character.

The Russia Silver Iron dude I saw before in Xmen toons.
Colossus is a main character of the X-Men.

Even Dead Pool made a smart ass comment about how huge the mansion were but only two of them in there.
The joke is that the film had to avoided showing too many x-men because it would be expensive to get permission to use them, and then hire the big name actors required, so we get a nobody and a CGI character.

Deadpool does a lot of crossovers. He is always teaming up with, or fighting against (Deadpool is not always the hero) more famous characters, so much so that he suspects that sometimes he is not the main character of his own comic. It seems normal that a few of them would show up in his movie.
 

zinfamous

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Why were the X-Men characters out of place? I mean... I'd argue that while Deadpool isn't a member of the X-Men, he's still more or less grouped with them given they're mutants. Although, I think more people associate Deadpool with Cable (most likely going to be in the sequel) or Wolverine, but the latter would probably be too expensive and Hugh would be busy with other projects (namely, the major X-Men or Wolverine films).
A bit of semantics at this point, but X-Force/X-Factor/X-Men...they are all pretty much X-Men at some point or another. Mutants are mutants. Isn't Cable Scott Summers/Jean Grey's kid?
 

SP33Demon

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Pumping Iron - 9/10
If you are a fan of Arnold, this is must see. Especially loved what he had to say about Franco (one of his competitors):
https://youtu.be/uPMcuSdsjFc

One thing it didn't really get into was how many roids he had to use to get that physique, but back then it was everywhere. Also liked seeing how he treated Louie (Ferrigno) like a little brother who would never beat him. Arnold had it all - work ethic, cocky/competitive attitude, willing to break the rules, and the elite genetics. All in all, while it's cool to see such crazy physiques I wonder if they will ever drug test for Mr.Olympia. There'd be some dropoff but poor kids are looking up to a lot of idiots like this. No reason to have a contest purely based on drugs and diet.
 

Charmonium

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Prey - Esquire Network ?/10

This looks interesting. It's a 3 episode mini-series. There are 2 seasons though on ITV where the series orginated so I"m guessing that they're going to show all 6.

They're separate stories. In the first series, it looks like a version of the The Fugitive, if I'm remembering the name correctly. Man accused of killing his wife escapes and is on the run.

Not a unique story but still looks pretty good.
 

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